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Old 04-09-2016, 15:36   #281
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Its been nearly a year since I built anything :-(

But I did put this together over the last couple of weekends.

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I've never tried building an amp. Good job!
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These are my last few efforts...



I made this one entirely of metal. The neck is metal tubing and it's made with an old oil can.



Four string cigar box guitar. I was best man late last year and got a hip flask inside a cigar box as a present, so used it to make a guitar.



A 6 string guitar made from a half sized acoustic neck stripped down and a whisky box.
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Does this count?

It was more of a bolt together and wire up than build from scratch, but I'm rather pleased with it.
The body is a swamp ash 2 piece which I finished with Tru-Oil (it's a kind a of wipe on varnish used to finish gun stocks)
The neck was a random ebay purchase, not sure where it came from, it has a fender decal on it but definitely isn't a Fender neck, but it fits well.

Tonerider pickups with a coil tap on the humbucker via a push/push volume pot, and a Gotoh bridge.
For a first attempt I'm well chuffed, and it plays really well.

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Nice looking Tele kohoutec. Where did you buy the body? I love telecasters, I've been courting the idea of buying one for a while now. I also need to go for better pickups in my builds, piezo's are weak but cheap, and the mantra up until now has been to try and make them for as little as possible.

A lot of guys I know that build guitars use tru-oil.
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Thanks. I've got a bit of a thing for Teles, it helps that they're simple to put together I guess!

It was an eBay seller 'Trollmusic', but they trade as www.guitarbuild.co.uk/index.php and offer lots of options on site (no affiliation). It all seems to be standard Fender specs.

If I do another one it'll be a thinline Tele with a walnut top, but I've got 4 electrics now and Mrs Kohoutec might take some convincing.... Still, one day...I find new shoes often help

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but I've got 4 electrics now and Mrs Kohoutec might take some convincing.... Still, one day...I find new shoes often help
My wife gave in a long time ago. I've got three electrics, an electro acoustic, a resonator, a mandolin, a banjo, and umpteen cigar and oil can guitars. Then there's the amps, pedal boards....
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This latest one is a commission from my daughter and her pals. A present for their flatmate's birthday. Four strings, made from an old art box from WH Smith, and Ben Howard burned into the front. I had to look him up, never heard of him. One of the best sounding ones I've made, very much like a banjo.





Gonna take a few weekends off now until the next one, takes up a lot of time.
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Latest guitar, 3 strings, nice twang to it. Decorative corner protectors on this one, also abalone dot inlays front and side.



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